Maintenance and Repair Stations

Posted on Nov 12th, 2015

The Wicks Group consults with maintenance and repair stations on the process and requirements for obtaining FAA certification as a Part 145 domestic or foreign repair station, and on ongoing compliance with federal regulatory requirements. Our consultants are experts in the Part 145 certification process, including conducting process meetings with the FAA; developing the application and supporting manuals and program descriptions; and preparing for FAA inspections. Our professionals also consult with foreign governments interested in establishing Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) with the FAA so that their repair stations can service US-registered aircraft.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully assisting a foreign repair station, Silk Way Technics, with the five-phase certification process used by the FAA to issue Part 145 foreign repair station certificates, including advising on a certification schedule; providing a Statement of Compliance template; revising various operating, technical, and training documents to comply with FAA requirements; and supporting the repair station in its communications with the FAA through issuance of the certificate
  • Assisting the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) with assessing the feasibility of gaining FAA approval of its aviation repair stations by establishing Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) with the FAA, including briefing the JCAB on the FAA’s history of MIP development with other countries and process for carrying out MIP discussions, and providing a Difference Analysis Table comparing Japanese maintenance regulations to US maintenance regulations
  • Additional experience of the firm’s lead maintenance and repair station consultants includes supporting the Part 145 certification process (including manual development) for BF Goodrich, Midlantic Jet, Innovation Power Solutions, Aeronautical Instrument & Radio, Iacobucci USA, Chromally Research & Technology, TransAERO, and Royal Air Maroc. In addition, our Vice-President for Technical Services, Vincent Lepera, previously served as Manager of the FAA International Field Office in New York, during which time he was responsible for overseeing all Part 145 Repair Station certification activities of the FAA Frankfurt office.

Read more about our work for Silk Way Technics here